UPDATE: Distribution of payments to eligible claimants completed mailing on September 27, 2018.
If you purchased, owned, or were an Authorized User of a mobile device made by HTC, Huawei, LG, Motorola, Pantech, or Samsung, with service on AT&T, Cricket, Sprint, or T-Mobile, that was equipped with Carrier iQ software at the time of sale, you could get a payment* from a class action settlement.
A proposed settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit concerning Carrier iQ software. The settlement affects all persons in the United States who, during the period between December 1, 2007 and March 1, 2016, purchased, owned, or were an Authorized User of, certain mobile devices. It provides for a $9 million fund that will cover payments, on the conditions set forth in the Amended Stipulation of Settlement and Release, to Settlement Class Members (as defined in the Notice). To request money from the settlement, you must file a valid and timely claim.
Objection Deadline: June 4, 2016
Opt-Out Deadline: June 4, 2016
Claim Filing Deadline: June 4, 2016
Final Approval Hearing: July 28, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.
*No one knows how many claims will be submitted. Available funds will be distributed on a pro rata basis. Please note that if there is a high volume of claims, this could result in small-value cash payments or no cash payments to eligible claimants. In the event that it is economically infeasible to make cash payments to eligible clamants, subject to Court approval, funds will be distributed in three equal sums to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Center for Democracy and Technology, and CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University.